This book contains the first volume of a four-part treatise on the keeping and management of pigeons. It deals primarily with anatomy, physiology, types of pigeons, conformation, and the reproducers. The author of this book draws his knowledge from forty years worth of experience in the subject, and intended this book for true pigeon fanciers who might benefit from his wealth of experience. The chapters of this book include: "Anatomy and Physiology", "The Skeleton", "The Muscles", "The Wings", "The Circulation of the Blood", "The Genital Organs", "The Senses", "Formation of the Pigeon", et cetera. This volume has been elected for modern republication due to its educational value, and is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.